Accessibility Tips and Alternative Formats

The following page collates together help and advice that you may find useful when using Blackboard.

Using and navigating Blackboard

Guides are available on the following topics:

Alternative Formats

Blackboard Ally is a new tool that aims to improve the accessibility of the learning resources that your tutors upload to your Blackboard courses. In addition, it also converts documents into other formats so that students can choose the one that best meets your needs. For example, if your tutor uploads a Word document, you can choose to select a PDF, HTML, ePub, electronic braille or audio MP3 instead.

Find out more about how to access these alternative versions. 

General tips

Using accessibility features in your web browser

You can adjust your browser to easily change the display of the current page.

General advice
Better Web Browsing: Tips for Customizing Your Computer from W3C
Firefox
Accessibility features in Firefox – Make Firefox and web content work for all users
Chrome
Use Chrome with accessibility extensions
Safari
Accessibility on the Mac – includes Safari
Edge
Ease of Access in Microsoft Edge

Using accessibility features in your device’s operating system

You can configure your computer, laptop, or mobile device so that you can magnify details, have the computer readout interface elements aloud, change the colour scheme,  and many other aspects.

General advice
My Computer – My Way (from AbilityNet)
macOS
Mac Accessibility Support
iOS (iPhone / iPad)
iPhone and iPad Accessibility Support
Windows
Windows accessibility: Find out how Windows accessibility features help you do more
ChromeOS
Turn on Chromebook accessibility features
Android
Android accessibility overview